Star center Santiago remains with Unicaja

Jul 26, 2007 by Print
Daniel Santiago - Unicaja Daniel Santiago will remain with Unicaja Malaga for at least one more year. The club announced on Thursday that the star center's contract had been extended for the 2007-08 season. Santiago (216, 31) has been one of the Euroleague's top big men since arriving in Malaga two summers ago. Last season, he was one of the club's main contributors with 11.1 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, leading the team all the way to the Quarterfinal Playoffs. Along the way he was named Euroleague MVP of the Month for March. However an eye injury ended his season early and Santiago was unable to partake as Unicaja reached the Final Four for the first time in team history. In his first season in Malaga, Santiago was a key figure as the club won the Spanish championship. As a member of the Puerto Rican national team, Santiago has won gold medals at the 2001 and 2003 Central American Championships and bronze medal at the 1999 and 2003 Pan American Games. He also played at the 2002 and 2006 World Championships and at the 2004 Olympic Games.